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Legal battle over vouchers headed to Florida Supreme Court

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Florida’s main teacher union is asking the state Supreme Court to keep alive a legal challenge to the state’s largest private school voucher program. The Florida Education Association on Wednesday appealed an August decision to throw out the lawsuit that the union and others had filed against a program used by more than 90,000 school children. The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that the union had no legal standing to challenge the program that is also known as the…

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1st District Court of Appeal to hear oral arguments in Gretna pari-mutuels case

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The Tallahassee-based 1st District Court of Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday afternoon regarding whether or not the Gadsden County pari-mutuel facility Gretna Gaming should be issued a state license to operate new slot machines. More than 62 percent of voters there approved a county-wide referendum in 2012 that would allow slots at the Gretna quarter horse racing facility well-known to motorists who traverse I-10 to Tallahassee from the greater western Panhandle. Blocking its implementation is an opinion issued by the office of Attorney…

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